About Department

Professional social work is based on a body of knowledge & skill rooted in the democratic values & implemented through the methods of social case work, social group work, community organization, social work administration & social work research. Its purpose is to help people individually in groups through problem solving activity.

The department of social work was established in the year 2015-16, under the leadership of Dr. Sr. Alice Thomas, principal. The department was inaugurated by Mr. M.B Rajesh , M.P. the department offers two year graduate programme in  social work with two specializations  viz. Medical & psychiatric social work and  rural & urban community development .

The objective of the course is to study the various methods of social work for improving the human standards of living by creating awareness on their capabilities and helping them to solve their problems in their day to day life.


Initiating positive change through support, guidance and empowerment.


  • Train students to be committed professional social workers.
  • Enable them to work in a wide variety of social work settings and amidst diverse population.
  • Translate Academics to action.
  • Give special focus on gender –based issues.


The Department offers two specialisations viz;

  1. Medical and Psychiatric Social Work.

Contact information

Deepa N. Course Coordinator,

Asst. Professor In Sociology,
Mercy College, Palakkad

09495822935 (Resi), 0491 2541149


  • Ms. SubhithaMenon U , MSW(M&P),M.Phil, NET, Guest Lecturer
  • Ms Neethu P,MSW(M&P),NET Guest Lecturer
  • Ms Anupama S, MSW(CD) ,Guest Lecturer